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New Year's Weight Loss Challenge

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

I took Pound for Pound Challenge

I pledged to lost 20 lbs. If I do, 20 lbs of food will be donated to local food banks. All because I decided to get healthier.

I can do it. I know I can. It makes the deal a little sweeter to know that while I am doing it I can help donate food to those in need. What a great thing!

I added the challenge to my blog so check it out!

Biggest Loser Our Way

So, my sisters and my husband and I are part of a Biggest Loser Our Way challenge. We have challenged each other to a weight loss competition and we are going to be blogging together privately, since we are all in different locations.

Weigh in day in Monday and we will be recording our challenges and victories together.

I am very excited and can't wait to see how we do next Monday!!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

The Love Dare

So....I think this blog is going to be taking a different direction. Let's just say I am not really feeling the food diary thing. I know when I eat good and bad and I know that I need to be moving my body....and I will be talking about that too....but something is going on right now and I just have to have an outlet for it.

I am doing The Love Dare. I love it!!!! It is speaking to me so much and even after three days it is really changing things in my marriage and in the way I look at my spouse.

One thing I am noticing: It is getting a little easier to see how much my darling husband does. And I am making sure I am conscious and I am not pointing out all the stuff he doesn't do. And I am learning to ask things of him instead

I discovered last night when I did the dare about giving him a gift---that I miss surprising him with presents like I did when we were dating.

He is really in love with the Indiana Jones crispy mint M&M's---for those of you who don't know, they are like a candy coated girl scout thin mint cookies, but they are M&M's. They are awesome. I found some for his stocking at Christmas at one of those discount outlet stores and he was remarking the other night about how much he loves them. So when the Day 3 dare was to buy your spouse a present I knew just what I would do. I-- of course-- forgot on my way home, and I ran out suddenly and told him I would be right back. So I ran to the store, found the M&M's, some super comfy and warm slippers (his were shot and he has been wearing mine) got a cute Valentine's day bag, and wrapped it all up and presented him with the present.

He actually jumped up and down over the 5 giant bags of M&M's. I forgot how much fun it is to surprise someone and do something super special for them.

Today's dare is hard, and with the big football game I might actually have to wait until tomorrow, but it is to ask him to tell me (without any rebuttal) 3 things that I do that really iritate him....ouch. I can take it and I will work on it.

This is so fun....and the best thing is that he has no idea what The Love Dare is. He has seen the book around the house, and has seen me reading it, but doesn't really know what it is. I will be found out soon enough when Fireproof comes out on video and we watch it and he figures it out tho.

Whatever....I am having fun. It is making me fall in love with him all over again. And helping me get over my cranky, ol', do-it-my-way-or-else self.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Today's Meals

I am still feeling pretty tired, and trying to push fluids.  My throat is not as sore today so that is good.  Still kind of emotional...I am just feeling a little down, but that could be from being sick so I am hoping things will get back on track soon.
Last night I was able to relax, read a Christian magazine, and spend lots of time doing my Bible Study (I am almost caught up), and I am going forward with the Love Dare.  I am on day two.  Pretty excited about it.  I think I might blog about that in this blog too.  My relationship with my husband and my weight loss could go hand in least the emotional eating thing would be contained a little when everything is smooth with us.
1 cup Cinnamon Life cereal
1/2 cup FF milk
2 cups coffee with sugar free hazelnut creamer
1 oz cheese
10 pretzels
ham/ff cheese sandwich
1/2 cup applesauce
will be 2 or 3 slices of canadian bacon pizza
mixed veggies




Monday, January 5, 2009

What a hard day!

So strep is a lot harder to recover from than I had expected. I am having some side effects from the penicillin shot and they are not so fun, and really not contributing to the fact that I am probably still dehydrated. And, to add that today is a very emotional day and the cry is only causing me more fluid loss.

So my friend, was diagnosed with MS....well, not full blown, but the beginning of it, and of course there are more tests that have to be done, but basically they said "this is what you have." Finally a diagnosis!! But certainly not an easy one to face. light of that, I think...what the heck is wrong with me!!! I am perfectly healthy (or will be in a few days) and I am too lazy to work out and take care of my body, and too stuck in my own carnal ways. I like to eat what I like to eat, and don't really care to change my eating habits and eat healthy.

(Not that I am only thinking of myself....but since this blog is basically my diary to myself....I am really the only one reading it....I am getting a little introspective here.)

We only get one body. One set of lungs (I haven't been kind to those in the past), one brain (if only I could have those brain cells back), one set of organs (okay, so how much can you really do to your spleen) and I am already two down as far as organs go since this past year.

So...I gotta be good. I gotta take care of my body. I need to guard my heart and my mind. I need to work out and do the things that make me feel good. I need to be working on my spirit man and my body.

Yeah, I know it is going to be time away from Cori to go to the gym, but 45 mins three times a week now is sure better than years down the road, when she is up at night with a colicky baby and thinking....boy, I wish my mom were alive so I could call her and ask her a question.

So today I did really good on food.

fruit bar 3 points

chicken Chinese food thing 4 pts

goldfish crackers
tiny twix

fettuccine Alfredo with chx and broccoli
garlic bread

did good on water today.

I am really fighting the urge to eat right now, but I am going to have some sprite zero instead.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

New Year, New Me

So my new year didn't start off so well. I got strep throat and was as sick as I think I have ever been. I am recovering now, but didn't get to start off with a bang, like I thought I would.

So, today is the 4th. My current weight is 172--still down 10 lbs from October, which is awesome since I didn't watch what I ate over Thanksgiving or Christmas. I plan to work out in some shape or fashion at least 2 times a week over the next 6 weeks.

I might join the gym, but I am not sure how that is going to work. It would put me getting home pretty late in the evening or working out later at night. Maybe Justin and I can find a happy medium so that we can both work out at the gym. We both really miss it and would love to go back.

I am going to get back on the eating right plan, instead of eating whatever I feel like plan. That means serving more fruits and veggies to my family, and staying away from chips, crackers, and all those food with little nutrition and lots of calories or fat.

I have a high school reunion this year, and I don't want to be another one of those girls that just got fat. Plus, we have one more year until we are planning to try to have another baby, so I would like to be in shape to help combat my risk factors for pregnancy induced hypertention (or pre-eclampsia)--which I faced in my first pregnancy.

So, here goes. Happy New Year and Happy New Me!!!!